This was my first PC build and its meant completely for gaming. I Went with the Athlon because it is cheaper than almost all other gaming quad cores and still gives me a good enough upgrade path into the A10 line. The mobo and CPU Cooler came in a combo from Newegg for $40. The hard drive is super fast and gives me 15-20 second boot times and loads games very quickly. I chose the 370 because it has a great price for the performance it gives, has the 4gb of VRAM I need for GTA, and was on sale for 150$. The PSU I cheaped out on a little but it still powers the system and thats all I need. The case was the only thing that gave me some trouble as some of the connectors were cheap plastic and one of the top usb ports was defective. Still a very pretty case though, especially in the dark.
GTA V (ultra 1080p) -Average Framerate: 39.62
Metro:Last Light Redux (ultra 1080p)- Average Framerate: 37.00
Sorry for the crap pictures! I have an older phone.